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Offline Matt R

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2014 Bracketology
« on: February 02, 2014, 11:38:57 am »
As of now, here is how things would shake out.

East
1-Plattsburgh
2-Middlebury
3-Norwich
4-Elmira
5-Williams
6-Amherst
7-Salve Regina
8-Utica
9-Trinity
10-Castleton

West
1-UWSP
2-UWRF
3-St. Thomas
4-Bethel
5-UWS
6-GAC
7-Adrian

NCAA Quarterfinals
Norwich @ Plattsburgh
Elmira @ Middlebury
Adrian @ Wis. Stevens Point
St. Thomas @ Wis. River Falls

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 02:00:01 pm »
No easy match-ups out there, is there?  Which Pool C is the most vulnerable to being bumped if when an upset occurs?  There aren't any of those eastern teams I want to see for a third (or possibly fourth) time in a season.....see Plattsburgh v. Middlebury 2012/13.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 04:19:05 pm »
Breakdown of the 2014 women's selection process:  http://d3hockey.com/bracketology/women/13-14/selection-process
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 12:18:28 pm »
Well, what do you guys think?  Does it get any easier than this?

http://d3hockey.com/bracketology/women/13-14/feb-19
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 09:31:58 pm »
Well, what do you guys think?  Does it get any easier than this?

http://d3hockey.com/bracketology/women/13-14/feb-19

With the win over Middlebury tonight, Norwich likely jumps to #2 in the East and would host Elmira in a QF game while Middlebury travels to Plattsburgh.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 08:28:03 am »
As a Plattsburgh fan (with last year's experience), I'd hate to face either team a third time.  Oh well, line 'em up I guess.  The ladies know what they have to do!  I do feel this team is susceptible to a hot goaltender.  And to me, that's more likely to come from Middlebury than Norwich.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 10:58:17 am »
With the win over Middlebury tonight, Norwich likely jumps to #2 in the East and would host Elmira in a QF game while Middlebury travels to Plattsburgh.

Yup.  Considering the Pool C situation is there really any way this becomes anything other than elementary?  Even if Midd or NU gets upset in conference tournament all its going to do is slide everyone in Pool C down a peg and I think the pecking order there will be pretty straightforward.
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 10:29:14 am »
With the win over Middlebury tonight, Norwich likely jumps to #2 in the East and would host Elmira in a QF game while Middlebury travels to Plattsburgh.

Yup.  Considering the Pool C situation is there really any way this becomes anything other than elementary?  Even if Midd or NU gets upset in conference tournament all its going to do is slide everyone in Pool C down a peg and I think the pecking order there will be pretty straightforward.

Is this why we didn't need (get) a Bracketology this week? ;D

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 10:58:50 am »
Is this why we didn't need (get) a Bracketology this week? ;D

Oh, one is surely needed...and it's on the way in under 15 minutes... :)
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 11:03:15 am »
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 12:42:12 pm »
The RNK of the eastern Pool C candidates is so skewed by losses to the big four (Platts, Midd, Norwich, and Elmira). I've never understood why teams get punished so much for losing to the best teams.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 01:25:16 pm »
Yup. As mentioned on the men's discussion last week...it sure seems counterintuitive to have a loss to a good team hurt you much more than one to a lesser team.
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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 01:45:40 pm »
Yup. As mentioned on the men's discussion last week...it sure seems counterintuitive to have a loss to a good team hurt you much more than one to a lesser team.

Plattsburgh's men had a team that was a perfect example of this a few years ago.  They were a .500 team in SUNY play (barely earning a QF home game), but they went unbeaten (or nearly unbeaten) in their tough non-conference schedule.  Most fans thought they were toast due to their overall schedule, but they turned out to be a highly rated Pool C candidate.  The system is not perfect, but no one has come up with that perfect system yet.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 04:08:14 pm »
If not perfect, then at least predictable. The NCAA should pick a set weighting and give us the formula.

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Re: 2014 Bracketology
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 12:09:04 am »
While were on the topic of inconsistencies...

...how about the fact that games against DII competition count as part of L25 but not WIN?
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